'''Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus''' (519–430 BC) was a Ancient Rome|Roman
aristocrat and statesman whose service as Roman consul|consul
in 460 BC and Roman dictator|dictator
in 458 BC and 439 BC made him a model of civic virtue
Cincinnatus was regarded by the Romans, especially the aristocratic Patrician (ancient Rome)|patrician
class, as one of the heroes of early Rome and as a model of Roman virtue and simplicity.
[ He was a persistent opponent of the Plebs|plebeians.] When his son, Caeso Quinctius, was convicted and condemned to death, Cincinnatus was forced to live in humble circumstances, working on his own small farm, until an invasion caused him to be called to serve Rome as dictator, an office which he resigned two weeks later, after completing his task of defeating the rival tribes of the Aequians, Sabines, and Volscians.
His immediate resignation of his...